Alan S 5km completed in 27min 14s as part of a 30min run.
Running a 5k is an excellent goal for new runners, and a great entry point distance into what can seem like a daunting sport. The 5k (3.1 miles) is the perfect distance for first-timers - and is a great milestone for any runner to have achieved. Start increasing the amount of time you're running for, building up to the full distance. Good luck!
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“I ran my 1st official 5K this past weekend and was shocked at how I did. I wasn't able to run the whole thing but did run most of it and still finished with my best documented time (even during training) of 31:18!! I even placed 48th out of the 220 participants in the race!! That was impressive for me personally!!”
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Lindy S encouraged this.
Kylee F First official 5K done! I think The Color Run was a good choice for a first one, a lot less pressure.
Adrian R Some friends and I are doing one of the Color runs in 5 weeks. I'm not a runner... Looking for any advice on where to start. I looked at the C25K stuff. Looks like I might start there, but any other help would be great. Thanks
Claire W Tomorrow start training for my first 5k. Have been running for two months now and have completed total beginners program. Can run for 10 minutes straight (at slow pace) and looking forward to building this up. Will complete this before end of April :)
Craig C I ran for 30 minutes today using the running for beginners method. I am currently doing 1:30 run / 1:30 walk. The enjoyment factor has started to set in!!
Sue B encouraged this.
Kevin G encouraged this.
Monica S I have ran a lot of 5ks, can I take this one to mark my first for the year? For my one personal tracking.
Andrew S recently started running so am building to my first non stop 5k and aiming for 30 mins or under. managed 4.71km in 30 mins yesterday with a 2.5 min walking break. Hoping to break the 5km with no breaks this week.
Ann L Can't believe I've missed this. So I won't complete until I run my first 5k of 2014 which will be either May or June.
Kirsty M I'd like to run the whole 5k - at the moment I run for about 8minutes then walk for a min or two and then go again. My goal is to run parkrun. I don't even care what time :)
Simone B I'm taking this because I am coming back from injury (calf muscle/achilles) and at the moment a pain free 5K seems a long way off.
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!
Vanessa M logged 1.61 km of Running in 0:12:00
Kevin W logged 2.0 km of Running in 0:12:00
Maize S logged 3.85 km of Running
Gordana M logged 7.3 km of Running in 1:15:00
Vanessa M logged 0:10:00 of Running
Gordana M logged 0:30:00 of Running
Lindy S logged 5.0 km of Running
Anne M logged 4.0 km of Running in 0:23:15
Bernd P logged 1.51 km of Running in 0:10:03
Bernd P logged 2.69 km of Running in 0:19:05